FROM Marc Fisher
The White House Opens a New Front on the Heroin Overdose Epidemic A steep increase in deaths from overdoses of heroin has increased pressure to find alternatives to the so-called War on Drugs. Today, the Obama Administration has announced an innovative initiative. Marc Fisher is part of a team at the Washington Post spending a year studying the heroin epidemic.
Legal Pot in the Nation's Capital Last November, 70% of Washington, DC voters approved recreational marijuana in the nation's capital city. Despite last-minute threats from some members of Congress, the Mayor and the City Council held firm and, yesterday, the will of the voters went into effect. So, although marijuana is still prohibited under federal law, you can now smoke pot in Washington, DC. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post , has more on this victory for home rule in the nation's capital.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.